Being a kid was such an easy task. We could put away our problems on the couch next to us, own the television remote for a few hours, and get locked up in the cartoon world. Those little creatures would either make us grab a packet of chips or popcorn and kindle our dream world with our eyes wide open. We would never compare our favourite cartoon characters with one another, we knew that each of them is unique in its own way. Now, when we have grown up, we experience the same bond with food. We would never compare our favourite Chilly Momos with Cheese Burger because you know, it would be unfair to either of them.
Personally, I find them on the same page. Their shape, size, colour and prominent action can easily determine which food item makes us feel the same way. What if we merge these two elements together and see which cartoon character would remind us of which food item? Weird, right?
1. Popeye (Popeye – The Sailor Man) – Spinach
His big lower muscular arms (not biceps) wouldn’t even suit his body, but would create a spur among all kids to never get away from the healthy spinach. Also, we never wanted to disappoint him by not having it!
2. Oswald (Oswald) – Black Currant Scoop
He was cool, purple and a scoop huge enough to fit in a big cone where his four pairs of legs would be dripping out of it. Woah!
3. Powerpuff Girls (Powerpuff Girls) – Bubblegums
Not only are they colourful and short enough to save the town, but they rescue their townmates when the need arrives and bubblegum does the same, by simply being our appetite rescuer.
4. Shin Chan (Shin Chan) – Chilly Momos
Chubby as momos/dim sums and blunt as red chillies, it just can’t get out of the tongue.
5. Dragons (Dragon Tales) – Candies
The kids’ parents never knew that they went to meet their special friends to a magical place. Here is why our candy jar is a magic box and parents hardly know about our secret meetings with them.
6. Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory) – Popcorn
Too little for the work he does, he gets roasted when his sister gets on his nerves and pops up when he dances with joy. How can we not call him popcorn?
7. Johnny Bravo (Johnny Bravo) – Pizza
Everybody loves him, but Mom says, “he’s unhealthy for you, dear.”
8. Scooby-Doo (Scooby-Doo) – Chocolate
He is loyal, knows how to keep everyone happy and is lovable AF.
9. Samurai Jack (Samurai Jack) – White Sauce Pasta
No matter how much he fights per episode, you will always find him calm, patient and smooth. Droolworthy, eh?
10. Pingu (Pingu) – Toffee
We might never understand what the penguin family is trying to say, but we could not forget to watch it because it was extremely sweet!
Our eternal love for these groovy fictional icons has been tasted tons of times through eyes in our childhood, and now we relish to have them in a similar kind of edible form.